Up to SIX TIMES more lead released by Notre Dame blaze than previously estimated, study say - 21分前  RT

A new study into the blaze that ruined Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral claims that much higher quantities of lead were released into the air than previously thought. Researchers studied soil samples in the wake of the fire. A fire broke out at the 700-year-old cathedral on April 15, 2019 as it underwent maintenance works, and it rapidly grew into a huge inferno fought by some 400 firefighters. Fortunately, once the flames were extinguished and the site could be checked by experts, it became apparent that the landmark – though seriously damaged – could...more
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Pokemon Go players spend almost $4bn on app in just 4 YEARS in bid to catch ‘em all - 1時間前  RT

Four years after it bamboozled the world with its augmented-reality gameplay, ‘Pokemon Go’ is still attracting billions of dollars’ worth of in-game spending. The free-to-play app, based on the best-selling original video game title and corresponding film and television series, was met with widespread acclaim upon its release four years ago, and boasted one billion downloads as of March 2019. Created by Niantic and released in 2016, the game involves users searching the real world to find Pokemon through their smartphones via augmented reality (AR). Since its launc...more
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TikTok goes down, prompting speculation that it's been banned - 2時間前  RT

Users in North America and Europe reported that the popular video-sharing social network TikTok went down after 2pm ET, according to Downdetector and multiple complaints on Twitter. me running to twitter to see if anyone's tik tok is working #tiktokdown pic.twitter.com/Mvu8Ao8o0f— maddie (@goodnightnsel) July 9, 2020 The Chinese app has been in the crosshairsof US authorities for a while, which has prompted speculation that the outage might be a sign of a ban. yesterday: lol they’re not actually going to ban tiktok. today ...more
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UFO hunter claims NASA Mars photo shows remains of ‘ancient alien jet engine’ (POLL) - 4時間前  RT

A self-proclaimed alien-hunting expert believes he has spotted an ancient jet engine lying on the surface of Mars. He says it is proof that Martians existed and had technology far superior to our own. Scott Waring of ET Data Base spotted the “engine” while trawling through photos snapped on the Red Planet by NASA’s Curiosity rover, which has been trundling around Mars’ dusty Gale crater for nearly eight years. The image was captured on August 30, 2014, which was the rover’s 735th Martian day, or sol, on Mars. In a blog post published th...more
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Seoul mayor found dead after search – police - 5時間前  RT

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has been found dead in the north of the South Korean capital, according to police. A major search was launched earlier Thursday after Park disappeared, with his cell phone turned off. Also on rt.com Police launch search after Seoul mayor goes missing, reportedly leaving message resembling a will DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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Venezuela says it NEUTRALIZED a US-registered 'narco' aircraft for violating airspace - 6時間前  RT

Venezuela claims it has “neutralized” a US-registered aircraft for violating its airspace, in what it said was part of its battle against drug trafficking. The Strategic Command Operations branch of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces tweeted on Wednesday that it “neutralized” the plane “with military jets according to protocols” after it was spotted in Venezuelan airspace at midnight on July 7. It shared photos of a downed plane on fire, with a soldier standing next to the wreckage. 🚨#ULTIMAHORA|| #CEOFANB informa que el @CODAI...more
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Short form, short lifespan? 92% of Quibi users ditched new video platform after free trial - 8時間前  RT

Quibi, the short-form streaming platform billed as the next big thing in online media, lost a whopping 92 percent of users who signed up for a free three-month trial, according to newly released data. The platform – which takes its name from its primary offering of ‘quick’ and ‘bite-sized’ short-form videos – launched in April this year and was heralded by many as the next stage in streaming. Data collected by analytics firm Sensor Tower, however, estimates that only eight percent of users who signed up in the first three days stu...more
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At least 3 killed, 6 injured as military truck explodes while transporting fireworks from Turkish factory (VIDEOS) - 10時間前  RT

A military truck transporting unexploded munitions, from the site of a blast at a fireworks factory in Turkey last week, exploded itself on Thursday, killing three people and injuring six others. The fireworks and unexploded munitions were being transported to a quarry to be destroyed but when the truck reached its destination, some of the fireworks exploded without warning at roughly 12pm local time. Eyewitness footage from the scene shows the aftermath of the deadly accident.Dozens of emergency services vehicles were deployed to the scene. Çok zor, ç...more
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Police launch search after Seoul mayor reported missing, leaving 'words like a will' - 11時間前  RT

Law enforcement are trying to locate the mayor of Seoul, after his daughter reported that the city official has gone missing. Mayor Park Won-sun didn’t come to work on Thursday and his cell phone was switched off, according to media reports. Police are now searching the area where his mobile phone signal was last detected. His daughter called police earlier in the day and said that her father had gone missing. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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Small plane engulfed in flames after crash landing in middle of Sao Paulo rush hour traffic (VIDEOS) - 12時間前  RT

Eyewitnesses could only look on in horror as a small private plane crash landed on the streets of Sao Paulo, before exploding into flames. Emergency response teams were too late to save the sole occupant trapped inside. The tragic incident took place just outside of the Campo de Marte Airport in the north of the Brazilian city late Wednesday afternoon. The plane exploded shortly after crashing, preventing passersby from even attempting any rescue. Eyewitness video of the flaming wreckage was shared online. AVIÃO DE PEQUENO PORTE CAI NA ZONA NORTE DE SP ...more
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Lab worker killed by brain-destroying disease 7 YEARS after accidental jab - 1時間前  RT

A new study has shed light on why a woman developed a fatal brain disease linked to mad cow disease several years after piercing her skin with contaminated laboratory equipment. A woman in France who developed a rare and fatal brain disease did so via accidental lab exposure to the proteins that cause mad cow disease, a new study has found. The initial exposure happened in May 2010, as the then-24-year-old technician “handled frozen sections of brain of transgenic mice that overexpressed the human prion protein” as part of her work, according to the repo...more
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Motorist speeds over rainbow crosswalk in Vancouver, police call it a 'hate gesture' - 2時間前  RT

Police in Vancouver tracked down a driver who left tire tracks on a crosswalk. On the face of it, not an unusual occurrence, but as this crosswalk is a rainbow-colored pride walk, they considered the incident a “gesture of hate.” Officers in the Canadian city heard a “loud and sustained tire squealing” outside their station on Tuesday afternoon, and went outside to discover the newly-installed “Pride crosswalk” had been “defaced” with tire tracks. Footage published by local reporter Sonia Aslam showed a Ford Mustang peeling away f...more
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‘Much higher’ death rate than Covid-19: Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan warns of dangerous local pneumonia - 3時間前  RT

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has warned its citizens in the Central Asian country to exercise caution amid a large outbreak of viral pneumonia, which appears to be deadlier than the new coronavirus. Between Covid-19 and the pneumonia outbreak, the diplomats described the health situation in Kazakhstan as “very grim.” Since the start of the year, 1,772 people have died of pneumonia in the country. In June alone, there were 628 fatalities, including Chinese citizens, a statement on the embassy’s website reads. “The mortality rate of the di...more
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‘It can’t come close to happening again’: Biden tells Poroshenko in alleged 2016 call on Ukrainian sabotage operations in Crimea - 5時間前  RT

Petro Poroshenko acknowledged that Ukraine carried out a sabotage operation in Crimea but promised it would never happen again, in what appears to be a 2016 phone call with the then-US Vice President Joe Biden. Released by Ukrainian MP Andrii Derkach, the recording, allegedly from August 19, 2016, begins with ‘Biden’ expressing frustration over “Ukrainian intelligence operations” which occurred earlier that month in Crimea. Derkach previously disclosed a batch of audio recordings of what sounded...more
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Astronomers spot four mysterious, UNIDENTIFIED circular objects in outer space - 6時間前  RT

Astronomers in Australia have discovered four unexplained circular objects, each with an unusual glow, that defies current understanding and may represent a new type of phenomenon hitherto unseen by humanity. The brightly-edged, ring-shaped objects, dubbed odd radio circles, or ORCs for short, were discovered by astrophysicist Professor Ray Norris using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. He happened upon the unexplained phenomena while mapping the night sky as part of the Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) project. ...more
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No lockdown, but no public gatherings: Serbia introduces new anti-coronavirus restrictions amid protests - 6時間前  RT

The Serbian government has ruled against imposing a new lockdown in Belgrade but has banned public gatherings of more than 10 people following two days of violent protests. The decision to refrain from another lockdown, such as the one that was in force in the Serbian capital during March and April, was made after “a very long session” of the government, the country’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced. However, the return of some restrictions couldn’t be avoided, she said, pointing out that the rules wouldn’t apply to the whole of Se...more
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Serbian defense minister says protests are ‘COUP ATTEMPT’, aim to spark CIVIL WAR - 9時間前  RT

Violent clashes that rocked Belgrade and other cities this week were “carefully prepared,” and are aimed at seizing power and igniting a civil war in Serbia, the Balkan country’s defense minister has alleged. What started as a demonstration against the government-planned curfew over the coronavirus eventually got out of hand and snowballed into massive riots that saw mostly young people assaulting police squads in Belgrade and other major Serbian cities. The brewing unrest is actually a coup attempt, Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin opined on Thursday while...more
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Evolution of language means future human colonies likely won’t be able to understand each other, study finds - 10時間前  RT

Humanity is forever gazing toward the stars, with both dreams and plans of colonizing other worlds on the horizon. However, even if we do eventually manage to settle on other planets, we might not be able to understand each other. In order to reach the stars, we will likely require generational ships and, as the name suggests, these ships would be home to many, many generations of future humans (and plants and animals). These ‘ark’ ships are not merely confined to the realm of science fiction, but a genuine consideration for many scientific studies and p...more
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‘Hypocrisy is exposed in full’: China hits out at Australia over new visa rules for Hong Kong & extradition treaty suspension - 11時間前  RT

While “clanking” about rejecting foreign interference, Australia is meddling in China’s affairs itself by halting an extradition treaty with Hong Kong and offering its residents a safe haven, Beijing’s embassy stated. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government announced earlier on Thursday that it will grant Hongkongers a five-year visa extension and “a pathway to permanent residency.” “There will be citizens of Hong Kong who may be looking to move elsewhere, to start a new life somewhere else, to take their skills, their businesses,” M...more
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One of India’s cruelest gangsters, already facing 60 charges, arrested after his gang killed 8 cops in violent shootout (VIDEO) - 13時間前  RT

Vikas Dubey, a notorious gangster behind a string of murders, kidnappings, and extortions, was arrested by Madhya Pradesh Police after massacring 8 cops in an ambush and spending days on the run. Dubey was apprehended after visiting a temple in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. A shopkeeper happened to recognize the most-wanted man – who was peacefully buying prayer offerings – and reportedly called security guards who asked for his ID. As the confrontation escalated, Dubey hit out at the guards who dragged him towards a police van. Footage from the scene show...more
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